A Koroit business is winding back the clock in its fight against the COVID-19 crisis.
Noodledoof Brewing Co. has channeled the old-fashioned milkman as it finds a way to get its product out to the public while the business is temporarily closed to customers.
Noodledoof owner Sam Rudolph explained the novel approach.
"People can order home brew at our website before 5pm on Thursdays to fill their growlers (big bottles)," Mr Rudolph said.
"They can then put their empty growlers out on their verandahs and we will collect them, take them to the brewery and fill them up and drop them back on the verandah.
"It's a way to keep things ticking over and it's also a bit interesting and fun for people.
"It might be something people look forward to, their beer arriving on a Friday."
As well as the home deliveries, Noodledoof will also have face-to-face trade with the opening ofits front window.
Mr Rudolph and co-owner Alex Carr will be on hand to prepare and serve takeaway coffee and breakfast rolls from 8-11am on Thursdays through to Sundays.
The co-owners will shoulder the workload, with Noodledoof's 12 other employees, six casual and six full-time, stood down until further notice due to the forced closure.
"We have terrific staff and it's a tough time and they have been very supportive and we want them back on deck as soon as we can," Mr Rudolph said.
The COVID-19 crisis has stalled what had been a dream start for Noodledoof.
The business opened on November 8 and quickly became a popular spot.
"We've had great support from Koroit but also from across the south-west," Mr Rudolph said.
"We had a lot of Christmas functions and in the new year it has been really steady, with the brewery and cafe complimenting each other.
"Things have changed but we are staying positive and creative and keep supporting each other.
"If we can help people do some normal things, like grabbing a coffee or getting a beer delivered, while adhering to the social isolation measures then that is a role we can play."